FIR TREE COTTAGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1113960

Date first listed: 30-Oct-1979

Statutory Address: FIR TREE COTTAGE, 4, WOBURN ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: FIR TREE COTTAGE, 4, WOBURN ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Aspley Heath

National Grid Reference: SP 93105 35214

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History

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Details

SP 9235-9335 ASPLEY HEATH WOBURN ROAD 6/33 30.10.79 No.4 (Fir Tree Cottage) - II Bedford Estate cottage. Circa 1830 by Edward Blore for John, 6th Duke of Bedford, in Jacobethan style. Red brick with some dressings in render and some in ashlar. Clay tile roof with some decorative tiles, 2-room plan with symmetrical front elevation. One storey and attics. Central 2- storeyed gabled porch. 4-centred arch with moulded surround under moulded label. 6-panel 4-centred arched door. Moulded string course at first floor level surmounted by 2-light window. Above this is recessed panel with 'B' surmounted by coronet. Main block has 2 2-light windows to each floor, attic ones breaking through eaves line into gabled dormers. All windows are casements with narrow mullions (also transoms to ground floor ones) under moulded labels, and have octagonal leading. All gables stone coped with kneelers and finials. Integral gable end stacks with paired octagonal shafts, with moulded bases and caps. Short sections of screen wall link front elevation to single storey gabled outhouses. J M Robinson "Farming on a Princely Scale: Estate buildings of the 5th and 6th Dukes of Bedford at Woburn 1787-1839", Architectural Review, November 1976, pp 280-281.

Listing NGR: SP9310535214

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 38136

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Robinson, J M, 'Architectural Review' in Farming on a Princely Scale Estate Buildings of the 5th and 6th Dukes of Bedford at Woburn 1787-1839, (1976), 280-281

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